Justin Tanner Petersen (Federal Bureau of Investigation)

Emma Best filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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Multi Request Justin Tanner Petersen
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Appeal


From: Emma Best

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records mentioning or describing Justin Tanner Petersen AKA Agent Steal AKA Hydrerbad joker (28 July 1960 Washington, D.C. – 13 March 2010 Los Angeles, California), a hacker and informant for the Bureau. In an FBI affidavit, Petersen admitted to physically and electronically conducting illegal telephone taps and breaking into Pacific Bell's COSMOS and other companies' computer systems to check telephone numbers and determine the location of telephone lines and circuits.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Emma Best

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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

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From: Emma Best

2,457 pages were previously processed. Please exclude these pages from the re-release. This will bring the total number of pages below 5,000. As a result of this, my news media fee categorization and your failure to respond to the request within the time limit provided by statute, no fees may be levied for duplication cost of this request.

Thank you.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

The FBI has received your additional correspondence regarding your Freedom of Information/Privacy Act (FOIPA) request and it has been forwarded to the assigned analyst for review and determination.


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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

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From: Emma Best

I am appealing the determination that there are no additional, as the Bureau's own correspondence confirms that it exists. See 1435949-000, which requested $205 for 6,561 pages of records. I am happy to provide a copy of the letter if the Department of Justice is unable to locate it.

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